Sound of Useless Wings now on Audio!

The fabulous peeps over at Drabblecast have made an audio edition of THE SOUND OF USELESS WINGS for you to enjoy!  You can subscribe to their podcast or donate.  They have a pretty nice collection of stories up there.  Enjoy!

The story was originally published on and is about Heckleck who is a character in the TIN STAR / STONE IN THE SKY Series.

I am also loving this fabulous Drabblecast cover for The Sound of Useless Wings by Lori Anne Baumgartner drabblecast-useless-wings-lori-anne-baumgartner

Upcoming Events!

Mysterious Galaxy – San Diego
Reading with Rachel Searles
6 PM

Grand Park Avenue Downtown Book Fest
Main Stage Reading 3 PM
with Gretchen McNeil, Juliana Romano, Mary McCoy and Elissa Sussman

Wondercon – Anaheim

Friday April 3, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm Room 213
Spotlight on Becky Cloonan (I’ll be interviewing her)

Saturday, April 4, Noon, Signing in Booth #908

Sunday 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 207
Building the Modern (Super)heroine With Cecil Castellucci,Becky Cloonan, Sarah Kuhn, Andrea Letamendi, Jose Molina, and Babs Tarr. Moderated by Amy Ratcliffe

AWP Minneapolis

1:30PM – 2:40PM Room M100 H&I, Mezzanine Level
F221. Tackling Tragedy in Young Adult with Different Mediums. (Lilliam Rivera, Cecil Castellucci, Meg Medina, Swati Avasthi, Matt de la Pena)

Literary Death Match – Austin, TX
Where: The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin (map)
When: Show at 8:35pm sharp; doors at 8pm; afterdrinks after
Cost: $10 (click to preorder now!)
READERS: Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Cecil Castellucci, Jason Neulander, K.A. Holt

TLA – Austin, TX

2:00-3:50pm​ Explore the Science in the Young Adult Science Fiction and Dystopian Genres
Moderator: Sherry Thompson with Cecil Castellucci, Kiera Cass, Lauren Oliver, Jessica Brody and Lydia Kang

4:00 – 5:00 Signing

Star Wars Celebration. Nothing official. I’ll just be walking around.

LA Times Festival of Books

10:30:00 AM in YA Stage
Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Unknown
Moderator/Interviewer Tommy Wallach Panelists Cecil Castellucci Rachel Hawkins
Allison Glock-Cooper T Cooper

1:30:00 PM in Seeley G. Mudd 123
Young Adult Fiction: Beyond This Realm
Moderator/Interviewer Cecil Castellucci Panelists Marie Lu Suzanne Young Paige McKenzie Stephanie Diaz

4 PM Signing at Mrs. Nelson’s Booth


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Blog Tour Schedule

2/2 Dear Teen Me

2/20 Read Sleep Repeat

2/21 Seeing Double in Neverland

2/22 Tez Miller Oz

2/23 AMA Reddit

2/24 YA Bookshelf

2/25 Rhapsodacy in Books

2/26 YA Highway

2/27 Christina Reads YA

2/28 The Book Rat


2/21 Esther’s Ever After
2/ 22  Bookish Serendipity 
2/ 23 Addicted to Reading  
2/24  YA Bookshelf
2/25 More Than Just Magic
2/ 26  Pingwings
2/ 27  Andrea’s Good Reads  
2/28  Kellie Sheridan

Stone in the Sky (Tin Star #2)
by Cecil Castellucci
Hardcover, 320 pages
February 24th 2015 
by Roaring Brook Press
ISBN13: 9781596437760

In this thrilling follow-up to Tin Star, Tula will need to rely on more than just her wits to save her only home in the sky.

After escaping death a second time, Tula Bane is now even thirstier for revenge. She spends much of her time in the Tin Star Café on the Yertina Feray—the space station she calls home. But when it’s discovered that the desolate and abandoned planet near the station has high quantities of a precious resource, the once sleepy space station becomes a major player in intergalactic politics. In the spirit of the Gold Rush, aliens from all over the galaxy race to cash in—including Tula’s worst enemy. 

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Buy links for Stone in the Sky:


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Book Depository * Books-A-Million

Book 1 Tin Star links:

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About the Author:

Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star and Odd Duck. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN,, and various anthologies including, Teeth, After and Interfictions 2. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus and a two time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.

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